LycoreaAndrew V. Z. Brower
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The three species are neotropical. L. cleobaea and L. paisinuntia are Müllerian mimics of larger "tiger" patterned ithomiines (e. g. Melinaea spp.) and the silvaniform Heliconius species. L. ilione is a Müllerian mimic of large, clear-winged ithomiines Methona and Thyridia, and pericopine and castniid moths. Recorded larval host plant families include Asclepiadaceae, Caricaceae, Moraceae and Myoporaceae.
Lycorea ilione is sometimes placed in the genus Ituna Doubleday .
Ackery PR, and Vane-Wright RI. 1984. Milkweed butterflies. British Museum (Natural History), London.
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Brower, Andrew V. Z. 2006. Lycorea http://tolweb.org/Lycorea/70700/2006.10.05 in The Tree of Life Web Project, http://tolweb.org/. Version 05 October 2006 (under construction).